Zap Copy is a not-for-profit printing service and retail shop.
We offer quality printing and supplies for students and the local community. As part of the University of Victoria Students’ Society, all profits go back to students in the form of advocacy, events, and other services.
Our team of current and former UVic undergrads understands that student life is about more than just schoolwork. We’re here to show you how to do more than print an essay; our goal is to provide a creative, supportive space that celebrates the diversity of our community.
Follow us on Instagram @zapcopy for the most up-to-date information on service changes and promotions.
Use our self-serve for quick and affordable colour or black and white printing, copying and scanning. Our machines feature high-quality, 100% recycled, 89 gsm paper in multiple sizes from 8.5” x 11” up to 12” x 18” as well as free stapling and hole punching.
To get started, visit one of our Mac or Windows computer workstations and follow the instructions to make an account. No setup fees are required; we only charge for pages printed or scanned. Access your files online or bring a USB flash drive. Our staff will provide one-on-one guidance if needed. For more details on using the self-serve, check out our self-serve instructions.
Looking for a little less do-it-yourself and a little more do-it-for-me-nicely-please? You’ve found it! We offer high-quality digital printing customized to your project needs with a number of media and finishing options. We take pride in our quick turnaround and friendly customer service. Simply contact us for a quote, place your order, and pick it up later.
We print business cards, folded brochures, zines, postcards, handbills, greeting cards, and pretty much whatever you dream up! As long as it’s 13”x19” or smaller we’ve got you covered. We also make custom mugs, offer coil binding and laminating services, and even send faxes.
From brands you know to products we make in-house, our store has a wide selection of office and art supplies for any budget. Grab that last-minute essential on the way to class or beat the back-to-school rush! We carry budget basics like Bic, Paper Mate and Hilroy as well as sleeker options from Pilot, Stabilo, Staedtler, and Lamarche. If choice overwhelms you, we’re happy to help you pick the perfect stationery options for your needs.
Get the word out about your event to thousands of UVic students, faculty, and staff with our on-campus postering service. Have us print your posters or print them yourself! We’ll post them around campus for up to 3 weeks. We recommend checking out UVic’s poster policy before printing your posters and getting in touch if you have any questions.
Need some extra study help? We have past exams from real UVic professors available for free! Check out our exams list and email us your request. We will send you a PDF file.
Please provide the following information for each exam requested:
- Course Abbreviation
- Course Number
Our self-serve printing ranges from 9¢ per page for black and white, letter-sized prints to 45¢ per page for colour 12”x18” prints.
For detailed pricing on all of our services, please contact us for a quote or view our price guide.
The blue box in each template denotes the finished size of the print. The red box is the text safe area. Keep any important text and images within the red box to make sure they don’t get cut off. If you want your background image to extend right to the edge of the print (no white borders), then make sure the image goes all the way to the edge of the document. Feel free to get in touch if you have questions!
Open Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm. Closed weekends and holidays. Like many businesses, we have been impacted by staff shortages and our opening hours may change with short notice.
3800 Finnerty Road
UVic Student Union Building, Room A108
Victoria, BC V8P 5C2
Have a question or looking to place an order? Complete the contact form below, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 250-721-8805.